Happy Belated Valentine’s Day to all of you! While such a minor holiday on the calendar, Valentine’s Day has always been a fun tradition we share with the kids. Ryan typically gets home to cook dinner for all his ladies, complete with dessert, treats and flowers, and the girls just love it. We really enjoy outwardly sharing our love for each other on this day, and of course, wish we had our Rhett here to celebrate with us. We know he’d do something extra special for his Mommy and big sisters every year.
This month, Tyler has made the leap to focus on the Rhett Sullivan Foundation full-time, leaving a productive career behind to spend more time with our own family and do all we can to improve the lives of other grieving families around us through this non-profit. The additional time spent in building this organization is already noticeable, and we’re thankful we are blessed to be able to make that transition.
A few quick housekeeping updates for all those that have supported us so far…
- We’ve got only 335 followers on Facebook, which is our primary outlet for news. Please engage with us in our promotion efforts and ask you friends to join in. Share our social media posts and send our updates to all those you think would have interest in supporting us or simply staying in-tune with our progress. Every bit helps, and we’re extremely focused on expanding our reach over the next several months.
- Thanks again for all your donations in last year’s fundraising campaign! Thank you letters will be going out soon, we apologize for the delay. Please know your donation is greatly valued! If you did not receive a letter for tax purposes when you donated, please reach out.
- We’re excited to announce that we are officially set-up on AmazonSmile! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Choose to support the Rhett Sullivan Foundation by starting your shopping at amazon.com. To continue to support every time you order, you have to order from the AmazonSmile site each time.
- We would like to have everyone join our mailing list to receive newsletters and other updates via email. Please visit the Contact Us link on the website and fill out the form. This will also help us maintain contact information for all of our supporters in the event we need to reach you directly for donation receipts, fundraising and volunteer opportunities. We’d love to have you forward these updates along to friends, family and coworkers to spread our message.
Finally, we’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to Sable Gonyea & Rebekah Mitchell and the rest of the DFW Pregnancy & Infant Loss Comfort Connection. Tyler was invited to participate in their most recent meeting in January, in Irving, TX, where several non-profits supporting bereaved families experiencing child loss meet regularly to collaborate and share in their own experiences and successes. Last month, Hope Mommies Dallas presented to the group. We would ask that you all check-out their cause, as they were a major source of support for us in our worst moments. Also in attendance were M.E.N.D., A Memory Grows, Village Counseling and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep…all worthy organizations on the mission to helping bereaved families
We look forward to future meetings and the opportunity to present our cause with the group, and impact to the community.
Spring is on its way here, and that means time to get outside and play with those kiddos as much as you can. We are beginning to make plans for 2019 fundraising events, so let us know if you would like to participate, have any fundraising ideas or would like to volunteer. As always, we encourage you all to introduce us to families in need of our assistance, and to continue to make connections between us and counseling services, funeral directors, cemeteries and healthcare social workers who can connect us to those families in need. Most importantly, please help us expand our reach to the community through social media, email, phone calls, etc. We’re here and able to help!
Rhett’s Mom and Dad
Rhett Sullivan Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.